Coconut

Coconut

Scientific Name :

Cocos Nucifera

Medicinal Value :

Lauric acid increases HDL cholesterol levels in the blood which is beneficial. The cytokinins in coconut water showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.

Nutrient Value :

Rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. The saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid.

Culinery and Other Values :

Coconut oil and grated coconut is used in many cooking dishes. Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst.

Glossary :

  • English : Coconut
  • Tamil : Thengai
  • Malayalam : Nalikeram / Thenga
  • Telugu : Kobbari Kaaya
  • Kannada : Thenginakai
  • Hindi : Nariyal
  • Bengali : Narcole
  • Gujarati : Naliyer / Nariyal
  • Konkani : Naarlu
  • Marathi : Naral
  • Oriya : Nadia
  • Punjabi : Gola / Nariyal
  • Kashmiri : Narjeel